The world’s great train stations can be a quirky traveller’s delight

Railway stations are evocative, personal, and so much more interesting to the inquisitive traveller than airports or bus stations. Check out some of the best.

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7 of the biggest, longest and fastest Aussie world records

Roads, trains, planes and beer swilling prime ministers; Australia is a BIG country.

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All aboard the Elvis Express to celebrate the King’s 80th birthday (uh-huh)

Spotted: Elvis look-alikes heading to Parkes in Australia, on a train, for the King’s annual birthday bash.

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VIDEO: Aussie train turns into a dance party

When a group of friends decided to cheer-up fellow commuters on morning train trip in Perth, he crossed a social barrier.

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Australian commuters pitch in to move train off passenger’s leg

VIDEO | Transperth puts their passengers to work to save the leg of a man who slipped and got caught between the train and the platform, demonstrating why you SHOULD ‘mind the gap’.

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Great Australian train journeys

Few things are more romantic and drenched in old world charm than a train journey. Australia offers some of the most scenic tourist orientated railway journeys in some of the world’s most charming trains.

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Time to call your boss; extreme weather causing travel delays

Gale force winds of up 130km/ph are predicted to hit England and Wales in the coming hours. Travel services are telling commuters to expect considerable disruptions.

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Australian trainee nurse saves man who fell on train tracks

A trainee Australian nurse jumped onto railway tracks to rescue a 56-year-old man who had fallen, just minutes before a train was due to come through the Brisbane station.

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Melbourne Metlink needs a TfL lesson

THE HARD WORD | Melbourne’s public transport provider should take a leaf out of Transport for London’s book and invest more money in improving their service, rather than employing bully-boys to roam the city’s trains and trams looking for a fight.

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A train of thought to ponder

GO HARD OR GO HOME: Over Easter I embarked on my first ever ride on the god of rail, the Eurostar. Being able to simply jump on a train, go under water and pop up in a different country is something I, like many Aussie expats, find mind-blowing.

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